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Redleg Nation: Reds Recap: 14 hits isn't enough as Reds lose late to the Cubs
The ball was flying in Chicago on Saturday, the pitching struggled on both sides, and in the end the Cubs came out on top to even the 3-game series at 1-game each.The Offense
The Reds notched 14 hits and they added 3 more walks, but it wasn't enough on this day. Joey Votto, Eugenio Suarez, and Tucker Barnhart all had 3-hit games. Barnhart would get the star of the game if they handed it out as he fell a triple shy of the cycle. His home run in the 2nd inning gave the Reds a 2-0 lead and was his 5th of the year.
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Redleg Nation: Luis Castillo, Sonny Gray to start Monday, Reds starter TBA for Tuesday
The Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates will play a double header on Monday at Great American Ballpark. The team announced on Saturday that they would be pitching Luis Castillo in game 1. In game 2 they will go to Sonny Gray. Both of those guys have been in the rotation all year long, so it's not surprising that they'll start. What this does do, is tell us that the game on Tuesday isn't going to have a normal starter.
Whether that means that the Reds are going to call someone up from Triple-A, or whether that means that they will go with a "bullpen day" on Tuesday is the bigger question.
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Cincinnati.com: Cincinnati Reds will go with Castillo and Gray in the doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates
Watch as Cincinnati Reds Manager David Bell talks about the club's 6-5, comeback win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday, May 24, 2019. John Fay/The Enquirer, Wochit
CHICAGO -- The Reds shifted the TBA from Monday to Tuesday.
Luis Castillo and Sonny Gray will start the two games of the Monday's doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tuesday's starter is To Be Announced. Castillo will start Game 1 Monday.
The reason the Reds went with Castillo and Gray?
"It's what is best for both guys," Reds manager David Bell said. "Sonny has been on extra days rest.
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Fansided: Cincinnati Reds: Highlights and heartache sum up the first 50 games
Through the first 50 games of the 2019 season, the Cincinnati Reds are 23-27 (.460). Are we seeing more of the same, signs that point to a positive future, or is the jury still out? As famed football coach Bill Parcells once said, "You are what your record says you are." So, at 4 games below .500 and in fifth place in the National League Central, where do the Reds stand?
The Reds pitching, for the most part, has been stellar. One could argue that if this staff was in place for the last 10 seasons, the Cincinnati Reds would have actually played meaningful baseball into October.
Fansided: Cincinnati Reds: Jose Iglesias takes hot bat and glove to Wrigley Field
Despite a pitching staff that leads the National League in shutouts, strikeouts, and ranks 2nd in ERA, a disturbing trend has begun to emerge for the Cincinnati Reds (22-27). Three times in May, the starting rotation has been given a lead of at least 4 runs only to falter. For a team that struggles as mightily as the Reds do offensively, these are games they must win.
Wednesday's 11-9 loss in Milwaukee may have been the most bewildering to date. The Reds had leads of 5-0 and 6-1 with their ace Luis Castillo on the mound only to see La Piedra turn in his worst performance of the season.
Red Reporter: Late Eugenio Suarez homer leads Reds to 6-5 comeback win over Cubs
The blown 5-run lead in Wednesday's 11-9 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers was deflating in its own right. So, when all signs pointed to the Cincinnati Reds losing late to the Chicago Cubs despite having rallied back from down 4-0 in the very next game, it's safe to say we were shaking all fists at the cursed Baseball Gods.
It's a very, very good thing the Reds have Eugenio Suarez on their team, however.
Suarez stepped to the plate with a runner on and the Reds down a run in the Top of the 9th, and promptly mauled a meatball from Cubs closer Steve Cishek into the cool May air, sending it nearly 450 feet to flip the scoreboard and give the Reds a very well-earned, much-needed win over their NL Central rivals.
Cincinnati.com: Cincinnati Reds add pitcher Matt Bowman, option outfielder Phillip Ervin
Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell speaks after Wednesday's 11-9 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Wochit, Wochit
CHICAGO -- The Cincinnati Reds have shown a preference for an eight-man bullpen all year. That led to Friday's roster move.
Right-hander Matt Bowman was recalled from Triple-A Louisville, and outfielder Phillip Ervin was optioned back to Louisville. Ervin was brought up because Yasiel Puig was dealing with a sore shoulder. Puig was back in the lineup Friday.
"For the majority of the season, we've had that number of relievers," Reds manager David Bell said.
Redleg Nation: Reds Recap: Early struggles but late successes fuel comeback win
The game didn't look great early on for the Reds, but they battled back time and again to beat the baby bears in Chicago on Friday afternoon.The Offense
The Reds bats were quiet for the first three innings, but got going in the 4th. Singles by Joey Votto and Jesse Winker set up the first run of the game for Cincinnati when Yasiel Puig singled in Votto. It was Puig again in the 6th that put the Reds on the board, this time hitting a 431-foot homer that drove in Jesse Winker to make it a 4-3 game.